The Consortium for Resource, Adoptive, and Foster Family Training
CRAFFT promotes the safety, permanency, and well-being of children by helping shape stronger foster, adoptive, respite, and kinship families (collectively referred to as resource families) who serve local Departments of Social Services (LDSS) to meet the needs of children and youth in Virginia’s child welfare system.
CRAFFT assists LDSS with increasing the pool of viable family-based placements by providing pre-service training to prospective resource families using a VDSS-approved curriculum that meets the required competencies outlined in Virginia’s Guidance.
CRAFFT assists LDSS with ensuring that currently approved resource families receive annual in-service training as required.
CRAFFT helps local Departments of Social Services shape stronger families by supporting their capacity to assess and train resource families.